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St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), Belgrade

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Visit one of the largest Orthodox buildings and churches in the world,St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), a prominent landmark from numerous points in the city. Symbolically, it sits at the sight where Ottoman forces incinerated the remains of St. Sava--the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Its 8,162 sq m (87,855 sq ft) interior spaces, with two floors and several galleries, can host around 10,000 worshippers. The basement holds the crypt of Saint Sava and the grave of the medieval Prince Lazar, responsible for creating the most powerful Serbian state in history. See this 82 m (269 ft) tall structure, featuring white marble walls and 19 gilded crosses, and visit the surrounding park with decorative fountains. Plan to visit St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) during your Belgrade vacation using our convenient Belgrade tourist route planner.
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  • Its a very amazing Temple. Restored during many years and still not all done. But its worth having a look at it because you get mesmerised by the beauty of the building. Even tha I was living in Belgr...  more »
  • So as a lot of reviewers have said this isn't finished! I think I read it was started in 1935! So from the outside it's fairly impressive and certainly looks well established. Nothing would give you a...  more »
  • There is nothing to see once inside as the interior is still very much under construction and given they have been working on the church since 1985 I think it will be many more years before it is comp...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite places in Belgrade. It was still under construction while I was there and services were in another smaller part. It's really beautiful and there is a small church on the same property to visit as well. The temple is huge and tgey started decorating with what looked like white marble. It's extremely beautiful especially in the summer. Inside the staff are nice and aside from the normal things like candles people can buy souvenirs.
  • A magnificent, if yet unfinished, temple. The lower level has beautiful decor, fine sculpture and colourful depictions of biblical events. The temple's construction began in 1935, at that time it was intended to be the largest orthodox sanctuary in the Balkan peninsula. The temple is today considered to be one of the most important orthodox sanctuaries in the world and holds a special place in the hearts of the Serbian people . A must see on any visit to Belgrade.
  • Outside of the church including the structure, fountains and park is amazing but there is a huge construction inside and it's too dusty. I know the importance of renovation but they try to do it in all parts at once so there is nothing to see inside (Also because of the dust it was not so much possible to see anything as well). Renovation should end soon so people will be amazed by the inside as well.
  • This temple is one of the largest Ortodox churches in the world. It is dedicated to a very important character in Serbian history. It was prince who decided to leave his place on Serbian court and dedicated his life to church and spreading litrecy of his nation. It is not fully decorated since the project is very expensive due to the monumentality of this building.
  • Impressive ortodox Temple. In basement you can find fully renovated crypt with amazing paintings.